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We ‘ll clear Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber poll- PDP




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is certain of winning the Nov. 11 governorship election in Bayelsa, Imo and Bayelsa, going by the level of its acceptability by the people.

Umar Damagum, acting National Chairman, PDP, stated this in Abuja at the inauguration of the party’s National Campaign Council for the election in the three states.

Damagum charged members of the council to work within the law to win the states, which he described as PDP strongholds.

“We don’t expect less from you because before you were selected, you were found very capable and we expect nothing other than victory.

“You are going in at a time whereby the country as it is, everybody is feeling the burden of the mistakes that have happened in this country.

“What is expected of you is go there and remind them that this is not what we bargained for, and that there is a time God in his infinite mercy, always give us to change the course of history, and this is the time.

“We will have Bayelsa, we will have Imo and we will have Kogi. These are PDP states. Somehow, they slipped away but Bayelsa has always had a PDP governor,” he said.

Damagum added:“I want to challenge everyone in this country to look at the states governed by PDP governors viz-a-viz the other parties. We have always excelled.

“To you that are going to Kogi and Imo states, remind them that it has not been like that before they made a mistakes to where they are today. There are time and opportunity to change and there’s no better time than now.”

Speaking, Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun and the chairman of the Kogi campaign team, also expressed confidence in the party’s ability to win the election in the three states.

“The chances of the PDP in the three states are very great because we are bringing light all the way and you know when light comes, darkness vanish,” Adeleke said.

Gov. Duoye Diri of Bayelsa, said that the people of the state had resolved to re-elect the PDP in the governorship poll.

“PDP is very sure of victory in Bayelsa. We don’t have any internal crisis in the PDP in Bayelsa and we are well organised.

“We have more members of the opposition coming in to PDP in Bayelsa. Bayelsa PDP is very strong, vibrant and poised to win the election.

“Bayelsa people have resolved unanimously that PDP as exemplified by me, don’t need to change players in a winning team. Bayelsa people are very resolute about that.

The PDP candidate for Imo, Mr Sam Anyanwu expressed confidence that PDP would reclaim the state.


“Imo is traditionally PDP State. What you have there now is a product of the court. I am back to reclaim the mandate of the PDP,” Anyanwu said.

Also, Mr Dino Melaye, the PDP Kogi governorship candidate, said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would become history in the state after the November poll.

“I just want to announce that as far as this election is concern in Kogi, APC is history. APC has gone to oblivion. PDP is the party to beat in Kogi,” he said.


I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries




Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.

The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.

Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.


“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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Why I Ignored Labour Party National Convention — Peter Obi



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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023 elections has declared his stance on the recent national convention of the party that saw Barr Julius Abure emerge as Julius Abure emerge as national chairman.


Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

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